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of the obama administration. some spots on facebook -- so we will take your calls all morning on this. also, if you commentary pieces on america's role in the world. this from the front page of the washington times this morning, is the changing of the guard. it is by oliver north. also, in the washington post, today. robert samuelson has a piece called "american century." liz from rockville, maryland, on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i am glad that the wars have ended, but i'm seeing and imperialist role of the u.s. in the world. if there is a humanitarian crisis, it is justifiable to enter the country to stop the government from doing that. but if its is you are just unseating leaders because they're not friendly to u.s. business interests or you are replacing them with leaders who are firmly to u.s. business interests, that it does become imperialism. bowlines are really blurry and we have to watch our step. military industrial complex in this country is really powerful. i don't want it to spill over to the rest of the world and become the imperialists. host: a few tweets --
for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on the agenda again. >> china clth town in washington, d.c. president obama has a special relationship with asia having spent part of his childhood there. it is likely to be the focus of his foreign and defense policy in his second term of office. >> barack obama has an interesting biography from a black father and white mother. he spent most of his yuse in indonesia or hawaii and has a natural understanding of the asia pacific region. in this regard he represents a new america. >> but what does that new america look like? we take a drive north of the white house along 14th street to an area populated by hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second term. >> the obama white house will introduce a major piece of reform legislation on immigration. the problem is that it almost that's deal with what is sometimed called amnesty, legalizing people who are already in this country illeg
defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending. one of the things he will look at is the cost of the transatlantic security relationship. >> a strategic rethink could have consequences for europe. president obama could push ahead with an idea floated up by the previous administration. >> donald rumsfeld wanted to eliminate american presence in europe. that will be on the agenda again. >> china clth town in washington, d.c. president obama has a special relationship with asia having spent part of his childhood there. it is likely to be the focus of his foreign and defense policy in his second term of office. >> barack obama has an interesting biography from a black father and white mother. he spent most of his yuse in indonesia or hawaii and has a natural understanding of the asia pacific region. in this regard he represents a new america. >> but what does that new america look like? we take a drive north of the white house along 14th street to an area populated by hispanic migrants. immigration is another key issue for obama's second t
't supposed to have. also, we know that the obama administration is in active conversation with the supreme leader right now for a grand bargain. significant detail here. the attack took place, the day before the israeli election. the day before benjamin netanyahu was returned to make -- to form a government. he is now forming a government. this is huge news in israel. all of the television stations will be going with it tomorrow, the newspapers are going with it now. >> you say -- you say the united states government is negotiating a grand bargain with iran? that is nuts. have they learned nothing in the team obama? >> september 1938 is my watch word for what's going on right now. we're looking at making a deal with the supreme leader who is a predator and leads a predator state with a nuclear weapons. ask moscow right now where it's missing technicians are at fordow. ask ukraine right now where the missing technicians are. i don't have those answers, we'll get them in the coming days if there's a rescue effort. there's fear of radiation, larry. this is a huge story if it's a nuclear accid
. and there's a lot of frustration among republicans as just a policy matter that the obama administration is not doing more to support the opposition there, not intervening a little more in terms of giving support to the rebels and he will probably answer questions about that, and generally questions about the arab spring overall, what's going on with egypt, what's going on with morsi, those problems ought to be at the forefront. >> different also because he has already been a presidential candidate. and i'm wondering, you know, in terms of contrasting it, ron, yesterday with hillary clinton, a lot of people interpreted some of the answers she gave as looking ahead to 2016. john kerry has wanted to be secretary of state. it's no big surprise that this is a role he has coveted. but for people out there who don't follow politics as close as we might, they might ask a question, why. here is a guy who has been in the senate since 1984. he's been a presidential nominee. why this, why now? >> well, there's two jobs he's always wanted. first, he wanted to be president of the united states and he
happened in libya was that the obama administration didn't want us to be heavily armed there because we were trying to develop a relationship and they wanted to look as though we were, you know, on friendlier > africa. let's get into that. africa. what's the big picture? >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to expand their influence and plot further attacks of the kind we saw just last week in algeria. >> what happened last week in algeria, north africa, was the murder of at least 37 hostages, including three americans at the militants attack a natural gas plant in the eastern part of the country. the al-qaida splinter group called the signers with blood brigade claimed responsibility. question is the volatility in north africa an outcome of the arab spring, or does it predate the arab spring? patrick. >> john, some of it predates the arab spring, but what this shows, and what the hillary thing was about, t
? >> a sense situation. we will watch it with you. thank you. the obama administration's fight for gun restrictions is not aimed at republicans. the vice president targets a state where both senators are democrats. a harrowing look at how law and order is being maintained in the middle of a war. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> the white house has the fight over new gun restrictions to the american people. they are trying
chris stevens. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best- after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues. >> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in emb
for the obama administration to stand strongly on the side of fairness and equality. one of them is that the supreme court is going to take up marriage equality in march. his department of justice will have the opportunity to put in briefs and we know that the obama administration is opposing the so-called defense of marriage act. i think the real question that came up at the white house press briefing is whether they will oppose the discriminatory prop 8 from california. the question is whether states can discriminate and what the president thinks about that. i hope that he will take the logical next step from his beautiful remarks yesterday and weigh in on both issues. >> john: wayne let me put it to you. we saw it in the first term. the president took away don't ask, don't tell for our troops serving and even more powerfully, came out in favor of marriage equality even if that wasn't any policymaking on his part. what would you like to see him do in the second term? >> we've come so far so fast and what i would like to see the president do is consider openly gay person for cab
the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify against the war in 1971. his first appearance before this committee. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> reporter: decades later, they united as senators to resolve p.o.w. issues and normalize relations with vietnam. >> working toward that end with john and witnessing almost daily his exemplary statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> reporter: today, they do have differences. mccain is more willing to arm the rebels in syria. >> i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. >> if you have a complete implosion of the state, nobody has clearer definition of how you put those pieces back together. >> reporter: he and others also pressed
criticism of her and the obama administration like this from a republican senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful, rand paul. >> had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> president obama picked senator john kerry to lead the state department after ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. you'll recall rice caught a lot of flack over the benghazi attack. kerry is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> we are still talking about this probably for the last time, though. an inaugural official told cnn that pop star beyonce did not sing the national anthem live on inauguration day. the official asked to not be identified and it was beyonce herself who made the decision the night before. >> now you think it's done? >> i don't think we'll hear from her at least not for a while on this subject. yesterday there was at least a mystery, did she or did she. now it appears she didn't. there you go. >>> the truth about manti te'o, the
effects, we save health care about the cost. the obama administration a few years ago used t o -- to quote data. about $25 billion had no impact on the patient. if we spent $3 billion in these test capabilities, you save health care costs. we are looking at these game changing technologies to improve the overall cost of health care. the beauty of these is it is the essence of personalized medicine. if we can more effectively take your dna and identify the nuances of your specific disease, which cannot practice trial and error madison -- medicine. it is hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on trial and error madison. more specific approaches treating disease at the individual level will save a tremendous amount of money. >> ron andrews, d work with nih? do you take koretz with them? >> we are one of the -- do you take grants with them? >> friends as collins, the head of nih, -- francis collins, the head of nih, is talking about how health care will change. we have a great relationship with them. they grant money to researchers and misapplied researches and with technology -- and we supply
street and the obama administration. there's a problem, which has been alluded to already. it seems much more a problem at the federal level than at the state level. a lack of political on to nor should. a lack of jack kemp-like figures, paul ryan-like figures. -- a lack of political entrepreneurship. >> [inaudible] >> develop legislation along these lines. >> something happened this week that i think people ought to pay attention to that i found incredibly impressive and jaw- droppingly surprising from a member of the house gop that people need to pay attention to. next question, please. >> i keep hearing about this pro-growth, jobs-creating policy. could any of you describe the specific elements? >> step one would be to read " national review" and "the weekly standard" and you will get a lot of commentary -- >> whoever wants to take a first crack at that. laughing -- [laughter] >> i think we have all address that and brought out lines. >> you have to ask what actually economic growth would consist of. it consists of two things -- labor market growth, more workers on the one hand, and p
the debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
't really passed a budget resolution during the obama administration ever. but even before the house approved the new -- no budget, no pay measure. harry reid said he would bring it up and intends to pass it it watch. >> but to spare the middle class another knockdown, drag out fight we're going to proceed to work on this legislation and get it out of here as quickly as we can. >> i also want to give credit where credit is due. and i thank speaker boehner for his leadership in diffusing a fight over the debt ceiling debate. >> 86 house democrats went along with boehner in the bill. 33 republicans opposed it as insufficiently conservative, shep? >> shepard: this doesn't stop the fight though, carl. it just puts it off for a while, right? >> yeah, in the short-term it did i investigators default by exceeding the nation's borrowing limits. there has been no reduction in spending or the deficits. if that happens in the upcoming budget phase, everybody wins but it hasn't happened in washington for years. spending has been going up and there hasn't been a balanced budget since the 1990s. >
exchanges occurred after a republican senator ask why it took the obama administration so long to determine the assault was actually not the result of any spontaneous protest. here is secretary clinton's response to that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> whether it was because after protest or because of guys out for a walk one night decided they would go kill some americans, what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. martha: that was the most heated moment of the proceedings yesterday. joined by wyoming republican senator john barrasso, who was there who also questioned senator clinton. secretary of state clinton yesterday. he is on the senate foreign relations committee. welcome, good to have you here. >> thank you, martha. martha: why you surprised by that reaction? >> i was because it really does make a difference. it makes a difference to the american people. i would imagine it makes a big difference to the press and o
when john asked me to take part in this, because john is the right choice. to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his immediate confirmation. >> secretary clinton's visit to the hill is likely her last and today's questioning of senator cerris downright uneventful compared to the questioning of the secretary of state clinton yesterdayabout -- benghazi. we're live on capitol hill. sounds like loumakes think confirmation of the swift boated one is a done deal. >> that's right. we should expect a confirmation vote next tuesday for senator kerry if he is confirmed, which we expect he will be, he will inherit a whole lot of problems. senator marco rubio, republican of florida, had a line about foreign policy saying the key is making sure you're not trying to do more than we can, while also ensuring we are not doing less than we should. rubio rattled off the hot spots in the mideast and kerry offered the this response. >> there's a monumental transformation taking place. this this biggest upheaval in that part of the world since the ottoman empire. since it ca
.i.a. and the obama administration cooperated with filmmaker catherine bigelow in providing information about the raid that killed osama bin laden. however, had the pro torture anti-muslim congressman simple by waited to see the film perhaps he wouldn't have had as much of an issue with its content. almost immediately after the film's release a number of critics took issue with the way the film portrays the use of torture as a key to tracking down bin-laden. from acting c.i.a. director michael morell releasing a statement saying, quote, the film creates a strong impression that the enhance the interrogation techniques were the key to finding bin laden. the truth is that multiple streams of intelligence led c.i.a. analysts to conclude that bin laden was hiding in abbattabad. some came from detainees subjected to enhanced techniques, but there were many other sources as well. contrary to what her film might suggest "zero dark thirty" director catherine bigelow seems to agree. >> i think it's been a very controversial issue. it's been debated since the early part of 2000 and it will ton to be debated. si
indication president obama plans on not governing for the first two years of the administration. i think the ideas we saw come out, talk about gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform, climate control, these are things that the american people want. we've been talking about for the last --. bill: but you don't even know if that can pass through even the democratic senate. >> right. >> no, sure but these are the issues we need to be talking about and we ned everyone at the table. these ideas have traditionally come, we found compromises from both parties and we do need to be able to come back to those again. it is unfortunate the last congress speaker boehner had his hands tied by very extreme parties of his party. i had real hopes that speaker boehner would be able to come back to the table and i actually still think he would be able to. bill: three days in, here we are, we are 72 hours warm. got to run, monica, quick last word. >> i could see why the left think ideas of limited government, fiscal responsibility and economic freedom are extreme but pure projection on the
by the obama administration will be riding on it. lily is one of those. >> the idea was to have 8 people represent achievements of the first four years. goals that he has for the second four years. to be here to witness this is again, words don't describe it. we're humbled by the entire experience. we're so honored and overwhelmed with excitement. >> lily is a single mom. she works two job s and through pel grants and financial aid, her son is going to be able to attend college as well. some of the others of those co-chairs, there is a wounded warrior who is a recipient of the purple heart award and a retired nurse who is an advocate of president obama's healthcare program. a day for the people, chance for us to reflect on democracy and celebrate the second inauguration of president obama. tony, allison. >> lauren, thank you so much. check back in with you a little later. >> you are familiar with our next guest who has joined us throughout the campaign with his classroom students talking about the presidential campaign. campaign you. good friend to the broadcast. lenny, professor at amer
that the battle lines are drawn. the obama administration drawing up its blueprint for the next four years, and on the agenda, immigration, climate change, gun control, and tax hikes. you notice anything missing? bob cusak and sabrina says democrats are embolden this time and spending cuts last on the list. bob, first to you. bob, the president is essentially a lame duck, the second term, 16 months. that's a lot to deal with in 16 months. what's first on the agenda, do you think? >> first is gun control, and, obviously, this was before the connecticut shooting, but he did not talk about it in the first term. he didn't push it. he's going to be pushing that, pushing immigration, pushing climate change, but spending is not on his agenda, cutting spending. i think he was interested in 2011, almost got a deal with speaker john boehner on a grand bargain on entitlement reform, crafting a budget now. i don't think you're going to see major cuts in that. it's a significant shift. remember, obama said the deficit kept his awake in the first term. through his actions, you know, he's not pursuing a
's not been an attempt to have stability in libya. the obama administration has been repeating the mistake that the bush administration made in iraq and afghanistan. they were focused on the military campaign but not focus on the nation building. we have paid a huge cost for that in iraq afghanistan. a lot of the arms in the arsenal of muammar gaddafi have been smuggled into countries like y fueled a the fi fresh insurgency. we have taken our eye off the ball in libya ever since the overthrow of gaddafi. that's the big issue from the hearings. host: our guest is max boot, senior fellow with the council on foreign relations. was a senior foreign policy adviser to the john mccain campaign in 2008. he is the author of a new book called "invisible armies." a little more about the faces of your book -- a little more about the thesis of your book. this idea of guerrilla warfare is not something new. guest: i exam the long history of insurgency and guerrilla warfare and it predates conventional conflicts. tribal warfare is essentially grow warfare. conventional warfare is a relatively recent inve
to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on. first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the times that he served with such distinction as chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he's committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people and posts around the world. now, working together, we've achieved a great deal, but the state department and usaid have a lot of unfinished business from afghanistan to nonproliferation to climate change to so much. we need
-- every three days they were holding the sessions. [inaudible] the obama administration made these appointments during one of these shortened breaks. that's what was challenged. the court essentially ruled that the program could not make recess appointments during such short breaks. host: the recess appointments that are coming under scrutiny are three recess appointments that were made to the national labor relations board while the senate was in recess in january 2012. the justice department, which argued on behalf of the nlrb, released a statement friday saying we disagree with the court's ruling and believe the president's recess appointments are constitutionally sound. why is it so contentious about these nlrb appointments and how might it affect decisions that were made by the nlrb while these three folks sat on the national labor relations board? guest: well, in terms of contention, you mean in terms of politically, do mean? host: mm-hmm. guest: i guess republicans are afraid of how these members will influence the decisions in labor disputes. in terms of what happens
. the administration, the obama administration a few years ago when we were in the throes of trying to figure out what we were going to do about health care, they used to quote some data, that $70 billion in 2008 was spent on oncology drugs and somewhere between 20 and 25 billion had no impact on the patient. so if we were to spend three billion in these amazing test capabilities to pick the 25 billion that wasn't going to respond, you save the overall health care costs. so we really are looking at these game-changing technologies to improve the overall cost of care. the beauty of these is it really is the's tense of personalized -- the essence of personalized medicine. if we can more effectively take your dna and we can identify the nuances of your specific disease and get the right treatment to you sooner, we don't practice trial and r record medicine that's typically practiced in our community today, and you can read every analyst that analyzes the health care community will give you numbers all over the board. but it's hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on trial and error medicine. and more sp
, but in this new region, in north africa, and what, if any, policy does the obama administration have to combat? >> i think the algerian -- what we will remember about this week is not the gun measures and gun control proposals and maybe not president obama's second inaugural address for this reason. first of all, al qaeda is not done, unfortunately it has found new territory and the french are going in, to their credit to try and save mali and we are being slow, according to news reports, even providing backup help for them. the fact that -- i want to give them credit, the armed services committee of the house and the senate, would it ever happen in the past that the algerians would have felt they didn't have to let us know they were going in on a hostage rescue mission when americans were held hostage? not just not let us know, why didn't they ask for our help? we have a lot of assets in intelligence, and, we have a lot of well trained people who could become algerians for a day if they want to and make it a more professional hostage rescue. we have so retreated from the world and countries a
criminal conduct. the obama administration, like the bush administration, stomped down these lawsuits and day won. they got most of these lawsuits dismissed. it was a massacre. some of these losses were getting to a point where we ruling. acknowledge standing and say you cannot violate the privacy of citizens and president obama and his administration blocked it. we have seen that throughout the four years of the obama administration. what he actually does in court. gay-rights is a good example. inauguration is not the present we see in court. for the early part of his term, he was in court fighting to protect oma and don't ask, don't tell. support that view so there is a disconnect. public-interest litigator is like myself, this is an extremely hostile administration. there is no change between this administration and bush. this administration has been more successful in that sense. host: let's go to louisville, kentucky, independent line. caller: i am confused because i am getting background noise or something. i want to ask about the benghazi situation. in the hearings the other da
openings for the obama administration that weren't there in the first four years. you know, we're out of iraq. we're going to be out of afghanistan, our troops out of afghanistan at the end of next year. i think there are going to be some foreign policy challenges with iran and syria and libya and who knows where. and maybe a little bit more of an opening for foreign policy. we also know that presidents in their second term, they tend to turn to foreign policy in those final two years when it is so hard to get things through congress. so i would say, you know, and he's got a secretary of state who's very experienced in john kerry and who also has a relationship with barack obama. >> is there anything he can't do now that secretary clinton will be -- again, friday is her last day. what capability does he lose in her specifically? >> well, she had a great history. she was a -- you know, has often been said a rock star around the world. that was a big help in many of her travels that she was seen as such a celebrity. a real focus on the plight of women and girls in some parts of the worl
. >> do you think the obama administration will get more aggressive about this in the second term? >> we were fearful. certainly there could be a lot of efficiency by allowing the state to regulate on federal lands. understaffed, generally. the appellate little better in the last couple months, maybe because there was a limelight on how long it takes -- to have been a little better in the last couple months, maybe because there was a limelight on how long it takes. there is something amiss here. would yo>> allowing the states o regulate on federal lands are more like the chances of seeing a dinosaur, or bigfoot? >>, one of the other. -- one or the other. it should happen, but duplication effort is tremendous there. >> what is washington -- what should washington be doing to encourage this? this is the big play of our time, anand economically. the equivalent to the technology boom in the 1990's. is there anything the government can do besides stay the hell out of the way? >> xm lot of things are happening right for america today. -- a lot of things are happening right for america today. t
. that is not an equation that allows you to reach some accommodation for transition. the goal of the obama administration and the goal of the international community is to effect some sort of transition. >> they called it quote, pragmatic. has he given any indication whether he would back more u.s. support of rebel fighters in that country? >> i don't think he will, frankly. i think the rebels hope that he will, but i don't think the administration will do that. if this administration, kerry is basically at the end of the day carrying a foreign policy set by the president and if you were going do it, we would have done it already and now with the mess that has become syria where you have islamic militant groups, you have assad militias running around and we have kurdish groups running around, i think the u.s. is scared of getting involved. >> i was struck by something that you said on inauguration day. you talked about the glaring absence of discussion in the foreign policy in the president's speech. how did you characterize this president's approach to foreign policy? >> i think he doesn't want to deal
, in fact, the reason why there is a second obama administration and that they are going to pay tribute to that tonight. all of those interviews coming up in the next hour. >> thanks, suzanne. >> i was going to say all work and no play makes suzanne a dull anchor. enjoy yourself. >> exactly. >> work can wait. as we all know, plans for the inauguration have been under way long before the country knew would mitt romney win or president obama get four more years? ahead, behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. a. would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. come with a little extra help in the kitchen. in a first of its kind partnership with walmart, humana medicare plans now include 5% savings on
% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is different this time is that there is at least a big debate going on about it in washington that has engaged the president. it's been a decade since that has happened in response tho to these shooting incidents and tragedies. so that's different. what isn't different is that as we heard senator schumer and others acknowledge, a very hard road to go to get actual legislation passed here. now i think more likely that we would see something like universal background checks or this gun trafficking measure that's going to be introduced by senator gillibrand and others, senator kirk in the next few days. hard to see senator feinstein's bill actually being enacted. and yet it is clearly true there is something different going on t
accommodation for transitioned. the goal of the obama administration and the international community is to effect some kind of orderly transition. now it's complicated by the fact that now a second envoy has been engaged after kofi annan's and our intense -- in intransigence. i've had personal conversations prior to being nominated as the secretary with the minister lavrov, which indicated a russian willingness to in fact see the president assad leaves, but they have a different sense of the timing and the manner of that. so, our hope, my hope would be that if confirmed, and when i get in there, to have an ability to take the temperature of these different players can get a sense of sort of where it is, but we have to increase, i think, the ability of the opposition -- strike that, we have to increase their readiness of the president assad to see the die is cast, the handwriting is on the wall to be able to make the judgment here but will save lives and hold the state together in a transition. >> thank you putative i might inclosing it is my view that these admirable diplomatic effor
of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. jo
liesman. well, you're not part of the obama administration. >> well, you've had different views on that before. >> all right. go ahead, andrew. >> in the meantime, we have a disrupter here, one of our favorite squawk disrupters to talk about what's going on here and specifically -- i should say who is here. by the way, are you warm or not? >> i am cold. it is very cold in davos. >> reputation.com, he is not wearing a coat. and you have some predictions about what's going on here about social media. there are so many disrupteres and pioneers and i get the sense that maybe you're not going to make some friends with all these views that you have on facebook and all of these businesses. >> i think facebook businesses are good businesses, but whether they're worth $60 billion? i don't know. >> why? >> the thing that's emerging in online gaming, there's such a thing as a passing parade. silicone valley investors understand that it's low friction to become a gaming player, but it's low friction off. so the stickiness is not there. and now i think it's ae merging that the stick skiness
? >> the government, this is the first step, roland, that the obama administration wants to do. they want to go much farther than this, and there are a lot of people, including myself, that doesn't believe that the federal government should have this type of registry. >> state governments, if you want to conceal a handgun, you have to apply for it. that's a public record. that particular document there. and this is the argument that the nra makes. let's not do any one step, because that could be the first step that leads to this, as opposed to saying, wait a minute, is this a logical first step and if someone wants to go further, we'll fight that. but trying to stop it before it even frankly -- >> i don't understand how it's intimidation. >> i would say the first steps have already been taken this is a continuation of those . >> are you a gun owner? >> i do. >> do you feel like now that people know you have a shotgun. >> if they publish my name and put is on a website, my home address, and a picture of my house, i would feel that's nobody elses business. i don't believe that the federal should keep
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